The New Pearl Earring

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Same pearls in all the breeds you know and love, but with brand new posts!

Well, friends, the time has come to say goodbye to our original pearl post. During our journey these last two years they have served us well; but we’re excited to announce that we have sourced new posts and along with them comes a few changes!

The foremost is that we’ll now be offering our pearls with a sterling silver post option (insert applause emoji here). Guys. These new studs are beautiful! They have a lovely flower design (we couldn’t choose any old boring post) and are stamped 925 sterling silver. They’re stunning and high quality and totally drool-worthy (swoon).

We’ll have these beauties gold-plated, as well. And that’s another exciting announcement: these will be gold-plated in the USA! That’s right - we’re working with a great plating company out of Rhode Island (the jewelry capital of the US - who knew?). This old school shop has some seriously beautiful plating.

And y’all, we splurged a bit; instead of simply getting these flash gold plated like most fashion jewelry (minimal gold plating applied), we’ve chosen to have five times that amount applied! What does this mean? For starters, the gold won’t wear off as quickly as flash gold plated jewelry (higher quality). It also means that technically speaking, these are 22kt gold plated (but we have them flash plated in 14kt color at the end for the desired hue). 

So we’re amping up your pearl game! They’ll be available in all of the breeds you know and love (with a few new ones debuting as well).

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The increase in quality does come with an increase in price (this is the one part we’re a little sad to tell you about). Our 8mm earrings will now be $30 and 12mm will now be $35. The silver lining? We’ve crunched the numbers, and we also will be able to donate more money per pair to dog rescues and shelters at this price point. So we’re thinking really this is a win-win! Higher quality, more money donated per pair.

We’ll be transitioning out the old style, so if you want to snag any of your original favorites do so now while they’re available! We will sell both styles for a short period while the old stock lasts.

We hope you love the new earrings as much as we do!

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2019: Girls Behind the Pearls Vision

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Hi guys! We’re so glad you’ve made it to our blog. This is our first post (yippee) and we thought this is the perfect timing and forum to talk about our goals for 2019.

As always, our priority is getting funds back into the hands of the rescues and shelters that need it; and this year, we hope to maximize margins to do just that! More dollars donated per pair of earrings sold: doing the most good for (wo)man’s best friend. We plan to fill up more weekends on our calendar with fundraisers this year, hoping to surpass our donations from last year.

This year we’re really excited to refine our jewelry collection. In the two years since our founding, we’ve honed our sourcing to find high-quality, reliable manufacturers, which means we’re changing our pearl posts soon (Spring 2019). At a slightly higher price point, we’ll have both silver and 22kt gold-plated available in all of the breeds you know and love (we’ll dedicate an entire blog post for a deep-dive of the new studs!). What this really means is higher quality, more options, and more money donated per pair. It’s win-win-win!

We also hope to launch a new collection of hand soldered luxury costume jewelry (fun!) that will mix pearls and crystals in new ways. These pieces will be made in small batches and will be limited edition, and we’re so excited because the possibilities are endless! Seasonal pieces, timeless staples, bridal fashion -

At the end of the day, our mission is always going to be centered around the dogs. This year, however, we also want to focus on the jewelry that enables us to drive that mission; because, in the end, we need to be a successful business to be a successful non-profit. 2019 will also hopefully be the year of some amazing new collaborations to accelerate our impact!

Cheers to making the world a better place one pair of pearls (and pup) at a time.